FRUITLAND, Md. - Dozens of locals stepped in front of the lights and cameras to audition for roles in a film shot here in Delmarva. The auditions took place in Fruitland.
The independent film is based in St. Louis, but has shooting locations in Salisbury, Berlin, and Ocean City.
The director of the film tells us his company, Urban Vision Works, is returning to film on Delmarva following a recent film shot, Push Come to Shove.
He says it was an amazing experience filming on the eastern shore and led him to come back for another go round.
"The first movie set it up for this movie to come," says director Oasis Myrieckes. "Because when we shot it here our company just got so well connected in the area, urban vision works when we shot push come to shove that it opened up a lot of doors for us. So a lot of people, I'm already seeing the casting call fill up, i see people who were in our previous movie."
The film Black Diary is based on a best selling novel, In My Shoes by Brenda Hampton.
The story features a young woman who rises above the circumstances surrounding her family, neighborhood, and personal life.
"He's already picked out a lot of little things, specific locations here," says Brenda Hampton, author and businesswoman whose life takes center stage in the Independent film. "I haven't seen all of them, but I'm excited within the next few months or so I'll be able to as we start filming see all the places here."
Call backs take place next Saturday in Fruitland.
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